Stone chips can happen anywhere and hitting an aluminium window trim can cause the chip to easily rust and bubble up.
Many alloy wheels can be repaired by keeping the repair area local. However, there does come a time when a wheel is so badly scuffed all around that its easier to refurbish the whole wheel. In this example the wheel had certainly seen better days.
The wheel is cleaned up and rubbed down with the scuffs being sanded out, sometime a little filler is added to the worst scuffs.
Next the wheel is primed and rubbed down a few times, this removes any scratches and blemishes. Eventually the wheel will be ready for a colour coat.
Once the colour has been sprayed on and inspected from all angles the lacquer is sprayed on. This will be a high quality 2k lacquer to help give the wheel a high quality shine with decent depth.
In this repair the wing mirror casing was fine, but the plastic by the window was flaking away. The plastic was rubbed down, primed and sprayed black using specialist paints designed for plastic.
Black plastic bumpers can also be repaired, in this example the bumper is really deteriorating, it really lets an other wise nice looking car down. Using specialist paints the bumper is restored to its original look.
Stone chips and dents left untreated can lead to a build up of rust. This will eventually spread, making a rusty scab. Smarter Cars can repair the effected area and blend the colour in.
They may look good when new, but after many years stickers can fade, break apart, crack and generally just look tatty. Smarter Cars can remove these and polish up afterwards making the car look a lot smarter again.
Smarter Cars prides its self on being a bumper repair specialist. So no matter how small or large the damage is, it can be repaired. In this example some clients may have thought it was beyond a SMART repair. In many ways it is, but with the right expertise nearly anything can be accomplished.
Some door damage can be fixed, but this greatly depends on location, colour and if the door has a trim. In this example the damage to the door is beyond what a SMART repair is, however, being white the door and arch was able to be repaired.
Bumpers often get scuffed and can let the look of a car down. With SMART repair techniques scuffs can easily be repaired. The cost will be cheaper then most insurance excess and as you don’t claim your ‘no claims’ will be protected.